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The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents and students on bus route FL4. It is confirmed that there was a traffic accident involving bus route FL4. Students have been checked out by on-scene paramedics. Students on the bus have been picked up by an alternative bus, which is making its way to Durango High School. The Transportation Department will contact families directly regarding the incident. Animas High School and Mountain Middle School students on the bus will be re-routed to their respective schools after contact with their families.

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Durango Troupe 1096 was selected as the top theatre program for the 50th Colorado State Thespian Conference.   Their production of Les Miserables was selected as the main stage performance at the Colorado State Thespian Conference.   Troupe 1096 will take their show to the conference in Denver on December 5th 2014, where they will perform for an audience of 5,000 students, professors and theater professionals.  

This is the first time a production from the Western Slope has been select as a main stage show at the Conference.   We are very proud of the entire Troupe 1096 cast, crew, directors and orchestra!

Show Details:  Les MIserables
Showdates:  November 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21
Box Office hours:
Monday - Friday  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.   
**Box Office opens at 5:30 on show nights.**
For more information, please call the Box Office:  259-1630 x2141    

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Dale Garland - Dr. of Fun! We are proud to announce that Dale Garland, DHS Student Council Leadership Sponsor, has been named  Student Leadership Advisor of the Year by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).  Dale has sponsored the Student Council Leadership for the last eighteen years and under his direction, the Leadership Team has received the honorary status of National Gold Council of Excellence for the past five years.  Last year, the DHS Student Leadership Team was selected to host the Colorado Student Leadership Conference, a statewide conference that brought over 500 students to Durango.

Dale also teaches Social Studies full time, created and sponsors the DHS Scuba Club and co-sponsors the DHS Ski Club.  Congratulations to Dale Garland on a well-deserved honor!

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Durango High School Marketing and DECA are proud to announce partnerships with local businesses for the Fall 2014 semester.   Students in Marketing in Action classes are working with local businesses to conduct marketing research to help them improve an aspect of their business.   

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The Durango High School Aerospace Design Team has a history of accomplishing great things, which has garnered them honors from the Colorado State Board of Education. The team was featured in the board's "Recognition of Colorado's Outstanding Students" earlier this week.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Demons
  • Colors: Red and White
  • Students: 1052
  • Teachers: 92
  • Support Staff: 32

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The mission of Durango High School, a community-based partnership, is to ensure each student develops the positive character attributes and academic excellence necessary to compete and contribute in the global community, by providing tailored, engaging, and relevant educational opportunities within a safe and healthy environment.

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